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Mr Head 07-03-2010 09:50 AM

With the roadbike off to be boxed, we are riding a little this weekend down by the beach.
Figured I'd bolt this old rack on the Rocky,

http://mr-head.smugmug.com/Cycling/B...34_sFxLE-L.jpg

I sure wish I could find some shorter forks. Even with all the travel cranked out this thing is a real chopper,
http://mr-head.smugmug.com/Cycling/B...42_5PNiH-L.jpg

While rooting around the garage I found my old bags from college. I used to carry about 60 pounds of books and gear in these and a backpack.
Now I carry that around my middle.:huh

http://mr-head.smugmug.com/Cycling/B...54_myHu2-L.jpg

pierce 07-03-2010 10:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EvilGenius
I want a better seat.

What part of my but should I be sitting on?

Previously I had my seat where I was sitting more on my butt but after a while I guess I bruised my tailbone because it was sore for about a week. I have it now where I sit on that boney area right behind the ballsack. I feels better, but Ive heard that it's bad for blood flow. I also think it needs to be more narrow.

I'm a fan of the Specialized "Body Geometry" seats. The Milano is quite good for comfort/hybrid kinda bikes, used it on my old cruiser and now on my new thing.

http://www.specialized.com/media/equip/2726-1700_d.jpg

rajflyboy 07-03-2010 11:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pierce
wellll......

....ITS RIDING! :ricky :ricky

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_JS1yca5KB-0/TC...0/IMG_6981.JPG

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_JS1yca5KB-0/TC...0/IMG_6989.JPG

on my test ride (wife on standby with keys to my car w/ the rack in case something broke), I not only rode down the gnarly little hill I live on, I rode back up the 300' of vertical in 0.7 miles. the middle 1/3 wasn't as steep as either end, so I was +2 from my lowest gear. those plastic pedals are strictly temporary til I figure out what I want.


so....

50-34T compact double. on a 7 speed 13-28 rear freewheel. Using the 34 small chainring, the chain is scraping the back of the big 50 ring in any but the 3 lowest gears. It handles 50:28 just fine, but in my current riding condition thats a pretty tall low gear.

this 50-34 has 10s spacing. can I get spacers to move the small ring farther away from the large? its a 110m BCD 5-bolt. I'm using friction shifters anyways, so theres no incremental at play here.


I guess that will work.

40c tires at 70PSI give a pretty good ride on our broken streets. I rode a bit of hard pack trail, too.

Not bad for a GIRLS bike! He He He

Just kidding

rajflyboy 07-03-2010 11:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr Head
With the roadbike off to be boxed, we are riding a little this weekend down by the beach.
Figured I'd bolt this old rack on the Rocky,

http://mr-head.smugmug.com/Cycling/B...34_sFxLE-L.jpg

I sure wish I could find some shorter forks. Even with all the travel cranked out this thing is a real chopper,
http://mr-head.smugmug.com/Cycling/B...42_5PNiH-L.jpg

While rooting around the garage I found my old bags from college. I used to carry about 60 pounds of books and gear in these and a backpack.
Now I carry that around my middle.:huh

http://mr-head.smugmug.com/Cycling/B...54_myHu2-L.jpg

Nice Giraffe style Seat post! How tall are you/

:rofl

I love my Rocky Mountain Soul (great bike)

Uncle Pollo 07-03-2010 11:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rajflyboy
Nice Giraffe style Seat post! How tall are you/

:rofl

I love my Rocky Mountain Soul (great bike)

41 inch inseam?

Uncle Pollo 07-03-2010 11:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EvilGenius
I want a better seat.

What part of my but should I be sitting on?

Previously I had my seat where I was sitting more on my butt but after a while I guess I bruised my tailbone because it was sore for about a week. I have it now where I sit on that boney area right behind the ballsack. I feels better, but Ive heard that it's bad for blood flow. I also think it needs to be more narrow.

Ass bones are for sitting.

Soft parts are for suffering.

Steverino 07-03-2010 11:59 AM

ordered a 29'er hard tail. None in any shops in the area in my size. Should be here in a week...

I went cost effective and ordered from Performance Bike...:hide

Zodiac 07-03-2010 12:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Steverino
ordered a 29'er hard tail. None in any shops in the area in my size. Should be here in a week...

I went cost effective and ordered from Performance Bike...:hide



niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice:clap


post pics of yer skinny ass riding it :deal when it arrives

Uncle Pollo 07-03-2010 12:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Steverino
ordered a 29'er hard tail. None in any shops in the area in my size. Should be here in a week...

I went cost effective and ordered from Performance Bike...:hide

I picture you in something more like

http://commutebybike.com/commuter-bi...1050659133.JPG

Carrying Gwen on the back

Steverino 07-03-2010 12:38 PM

You've seen me ride a motorcycle, does that really look like what I would ride? :ear

:ksteve

pierce 07-03-2010 03:50 PM

YESSSS! adding 2mm spacers to my small chainring and no more scraping.

I now can use almost all my gears (small-small is, by my intent, too crossed over to want to use, but you can shift into it).

Code:

        13        15        17        21        24        28        32
50        3.85        3.33        2.94        2.38        2.08        1.79        1.56
34        2.62        2.27        2.00        1.62        1.42        1.21        1.06


kbasa 07-03-2010 04:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EvilGenius
Yes, those are the ones.

My LBS has the straight bars you're talking about, they also have an adjustable (neck angle up and down) goose neck that would fit perfectly and put the bars out about another inch.

Actually, that's sounds like a good idea.

Bicycles are all about small efficiencies.

Start thinking about where your seat is positioned fore/aft. That little dent on the inside of your knee should be over the ball of your foot when your foot is as far forward as it will go on the pedal.

rajflyboy 07-03-2010 06:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alejo
41 inch inseam?

Ahhhh

I see now why the seat post is so tall!

Blur 07-04-2010 08:06 AM

My family and I are in Florida this week. I showed up for the local ride. About 10 miles in, I was dropped like a wet turd. I sorta knew their route and after taking some wrong turns on my own was able to pick them up again.

Nothing like being dropped by guys in their 60's..... :lol3

Still got in 30+ miles though.
I think it'll help me get some stamina back for this weekend's hare scramble.
:clap

Dahveed 07-04-2010 08:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blur
My family and I are in Florida this week. I showed up for the local ride. About 10 miles in, I was dropped like a wet turd. I sorta knew their route and after taking some wrong turns on my own was able to pick them up again.

Nothing like being dropped by guys in their 60's..... :lol3

Still got in 30+ miles though.
I think it'll help me get some stamina back for this weekend's hare scramble.
:clap

Don't sweat it - you're not used to riding in the flatlands.

I used to ride with some retirees - The Rusty Chain gang they called themselves. Kicked my ass coming and going. But they waited for me at major turns.


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